Why Meccanisms?

Black Owned

Melanated skin has unique challenges, just like every other complexion. For example, those with darker skin tones are more prone to dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This makes it even more important to avoid harsh ingredients and curb inflammation while also preventing breakouts. At Meccanisms, products are formulated with ingredients that are anti-inflammatory, help to fade dark spots, and do not clog pores.

Small Business Support

Meccanisms is a small business run by one person, so when you purchase a product, your support means a lot!

Less is More

Formulations use only what is necessary to deliver gentle, effective products. Ingredient lists are short, sweet, and to the point. Most products are fragrance free, and the ones that aren't are fragranced with essential oil blends at a 2% or lower concentration to minimize irritation.

A Sensitive Side

The main goal of Meccanisms is to cater to those with sensitive skin, those with skin that dries out easily, those who are acne prone. Those with contact allergies, eczema, psoriasis, or reactive skin can rest assured that all products are designed to not aggravate your condition.

Home Grown

With the exception of essential oils, all extracts are made in house. This means that the Green Tea extract seen in products like the Green-C Vitamin C oil and Hydrating Facial Mist are homemade. The same goes for the Vanilla extract used in the Vanilla Creme Lip Scrub. This ensures that each extract has the same potency between batches while also giving a personal touch.

Science Based

While I am by no means an expert or cosmetic chemist, Meccanisms products are formulated based on research, and use ingredients that have demonstrated topical benefits in scientific studies. Subscribe to our newsletter to get notified about Ingredient Spotlight posts on our blog. For an overview of common skincare ingredients, check out the Ingredients 101 blog post.